The days of childhood nursery decor and stuffed animals are finished. Your cute little boy has grown up, and though he is not quite ready for crystal chandeliers, a teenager’s room should be more than just a sleeping space.
As he begins exploring his independence, having a room where he can hang out, study, and lounge with friends is imperative.
But, how can parents help their teen boys create a stylish and practical haven when their tastes swiftly change as they get older?
Let us tell you a little secret: for teenagers, it is all about being cool!
That said, the easiest way to update their room successfully without completely redoing the space (and breaking the bank) is to add cool items to their current decor. It will not only make them love their room even more, but it will also make them popular among their entire crew.
Need a little inspiration? Look at our pin-worthy list of cool must-haves for a teenage boy’s room.
1. Poster Wall Art
One of the best ways to add interest and theme to a teenage room is by creating a poster wall.
Framed cool posters displaying favorite artists, bands, passions, and more are the perfect way to reflect your boy’s personality and incorporate things he likes.
Opt for one large poster or a group of smaller ones. Adding them above the bed or a dresser is a great way to liven up the space.
To create a dramatic entrance, hang the posters facing a doorway or entry point. This way, you will create a commanding viewpoint when his friends (or anybody else) walk through his room’s door.
We bet they will be stunned! After all, there is nothing more relaxed and more unique than space exhibiting who you are.
2. A Plush Lounger
Since it is all about chilling when you are a teenager, a plush lounger is an excellent way to give a boy’s bedroom a comfortable and lived-in vibe.
If space is no issue, you can also consider a pair of soft, low-profile bean bag chairs.
Place them at the bottom of the bed to get flexible seating when friends are around. Another idea is to put them in a corner to make a reading area.
Go the extra mile and add a small library to create the perfect seating nook that encourages their love for books and offers seclusion.
3. Statement-Making Headboard
A blank wall behind a teenager’s bed can feel a bit plain. So, another great way to make your boy’s room pop is with a statement headboard.
The opportunities are endless, and it all depends on your child’s aesthetic preferences or personal interests.
For example, you can choose an eye-catching bold color, framed flag or map, corkboard, or geometric pattern.
4. Cool Wallpapers
To create the perfect on-trend teen bedroom, choose cool wallpapers. They are fun, engaging, and add incredible character to a room.
Furthermore, wallpapers for a boy’s room can come in many varieties; from colors and patterns to prints, comic personas, and graffiti. It is really not hard to find one that both you and your teen will agree on.
When selecting the ideal wallpapers, consider the room style, where you want to use it, as well as the color coordination with all other furnishings.
For example, if the room is small, opt for large prints instead of small patterns. If you want to play it safe, use wallpapers to create an accent wall.
5. Furniture Pieces from Recycled Materials
What can be more brilliant than teaching your teenager about why recycling is important with a real-life example by adding a recycled piece of furniture in their room.
This way, they will have a unique piece in their place and be proud of themselves that they are actually helping to tackle climate change.
One of our favorite ideas is a rustic table made from a large industrial dolly. This much-needed piece can help you create a hangout or play area just by adding a set of floor cushions.
Another idea is to hang crates as floating shelves, helping your boy organize his collection of books, baseball hats, or movies.
6. Modern Photo Hangers
Teenagers love hanging photos of their adventures and friends, so why not do that in a totally untraditional way.
A great idea for a boy’s room is a stretched sheet of wire fence liner mounted directly to the wall.
Another approach is to use clothes hangers or Christmas lights.
Whatever your teenager chooses, this is a truly different and beautiful way to recall his favorite moments from a one-of-a-kind photo collage.
7. A Pegboard Wall
One of the best ways to help your child tailor his space to be all about him is by mounting a pegboard.
A custom-made pegboard will give your teen a place to display his personality and showcase whatever makes him happy.
From music or movie posters and family photos to school certificates to be proud of, this is the place to be creative and celebrate what truly matters to him.
What is more, this idea is perfect for any age since it allows the freedom to change the displayed items as his tastes change.
The Bottom Line
As you help your teenager design his bedroom, keep in mind that his room should be combining enough comfort, functionality, and storage elements.
Even though teens are old enough to make their own design decisions, be here to offer constructive feedback and guided advice.
Help him express his individuality and personality by encouraging him to pick out unique pieces that set his room apart from his friends’.
We hope our list of cool must-haves will help you in achieving just that.